When I first heard about this one, I admit that I was a little excited and the combination of Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics is just that, excitement.
En anglais this translates as No One Knows About Persian Cats and the film by Bahman Ghobadi won a special jury prize at Cannes Film Festival last year and this is the equally good soundtrack with the film on release later this week.
The debut release from this multi-faceted cross-cultural collective from Newcastle-upon-Tyne is one of the most surprising and consistently engaging treats of the year.
As kids say today (endlessly), Oh My God! Rarely is this truly deserved of 10 inches of plastic but in the case of this re-issue on Kindred Spirits, OMG needs to be in capitals
The 1970s were a time when global cultures first began to converge after decades of isolation, where the virtues of peace and grooviness were giving way to style and sophistication. We travel back in time to discuss the must-have threads with original superstar DJ Tom Savarese
Babak Khiavchi is one of the heroes of underground music from Iran. He talks about how he has managed to continue the job from Iran to Canada and what he has in mind for the future…
In which we examine the strange case of Western electronica and psychedelia being beamed out into every home across Iran at its most anti-Western extreme and how nobody, well almost nobody, seemed to notice
Khaled Sanadzadeh was a rock drummer in Iran. He lifts the lid on a very different Iran to the one imagined by most outsiders. Welcome to the world of girl bands, Persian rock and MP3s…